Sweet potato pasta

(28 ratings)
Sweet potato pasta
Sweet potato pasta
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

This quick and simple pasta dish makes a great midweek supper. Meat-free and only 198 cals per serving, this healthy pasta dish also only costs 32p per serving - it's a winner all round!


  • 300g sweet potato, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 300g pasta shapes
  • 100g frozen peas
  • 2 tbsp semi-skimmed milk
  • 150g low-fat natural yoghurt
  • 40g reduced fat Parmesan or mature cheese, finely grated
  • Ground black pepper

You could use butternut squash as an alternative to sweet potato or add some more vegetables to count towards your 5-a-day


  1. Cook the sweet potato chunks in simmering water for 12-15 minutes, until tender. Drain well.
  2. Cook the pasta shapes in a large saucepan for 6-8 minutes, or according to pack instructions, until tender. Drain well then return to the saucepan.
  3. Stir the sweet potato chunks and frozen peas through the pasta. Add the milk and yogurt and heat gently for 1-2 minutes. Serve, sprinkled with the cheese and a little ground black pepper.

Nutritional information per portion

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  • Calories 198(kcal)
  • Fat 5.0g
  • Saturates 1.0g
  • Sugars 10.0g
  • Salt 1.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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This recipe is terrible. Oh man.


any chance you can cook the pasta & the sweet potato together?

Nicola Carty

This is very tasty, but my calculation has it at 415 calories per portion!


The pasta alone comes to 250 cals per portion. Who makes up these figures?!

Pauline Ann Tomalin

Hi, I have now tried this receipe. It is most tasty. Would suggest peoples try this.

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